CSM Brooks currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Leader to the Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard. In these two roles, he serves as the Commanding General’s principal military advisor on all enlisted matters pertaining to Army and Air policies affecting training, utilization, resources, health of the force, enlisted professional development and serves as the consummate role model for every noncommissioned officer and senior leader.
CSM Michael F. Brooks was born in Tampa, Florida. He enlisted in the United States Army in February of 1994 and completed One Satiation Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, Georgia. Following his completion of airborne school, CSM Brooks served eleven years on active duty with the 82nd Airborne Division, Eight Army, XVIII Airborne Corps and 3rd Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” before joining the District of Columbia National Guard.
CSM Brooks’ prior assignments include: State Command Sergeant Major, District of Columbia Army National Guard; Senior Enlisted Leader, Joint Task Force DC, 58th Presidential Inauguration; Command Sergeant Major, 74th Troop Command; Operations SGM, 372nd MP Battalion; State Quota Source Manager, DC-JFHQ-G3; First Sergeant, 275th MP Company (Deployed to Iraq); First Sergeant, 273rd MP Company; Platoon Sergeant, C Company 3rd US Infantry (The Old Guard); Instructor, 8th US Army NCO Academy; S3 Air NCO, Dragon Brigade, XVIII ABN Corps; Squad Leader, C Company 1/325 AIR, 82nd Airborne Division. CSM Brooks’ holds Military Occupational Specialties of Infantry and Military Police.
His military education includes Nominative Leader Course, KEYSTONE, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I & II, Joint Domestic Operations Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, SSD-5, Army Force Management Course, Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault School.
CSM Brooks’ military awards include: Legion Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (w/2 oak leaf clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal (w/oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (w/3 oak leaf clusters), Air Force Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/ campaign star), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge.
CSM Brooks is married to the former Jennifer A. Saleski and they have three children.